## Table 4 |
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Parameter estimates and standard errors from linear mixed effects model predicting
linear growth (height increase) of girls over the follow up period |
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Effect (n=1431) |
Estimate |
SE |
P |

Fixed Effects |
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Intercept | 110.260 | 0.9641 | <.0001 |

Food Insecurity | −0.8689 | 0.1907 | <.0001 |

Food Insecurity x Time | 0.3750 | 0.2040 | 0.0663 |

Height for age z-scores at baseline | 7.3941 | 0.0758 | <.0001 |

Time | 3.4408 | 0.2325 | <.0001 |

Age of girls at baseline | 3.5715 | 0.0627 | <.0001 |

Household Income Tertile | |||

High (Reference) | |||

Middle | 0.2259 | 0.2193 | 0.3032 |

Middle x time | 0.4781 | 0.2993 | 0.1105 |

Low | 0.6734 | 0.2275 | 0.0031 |

low x time | 0.2218 | 0.3090 | 0.4729 |

Place of Residence | |||

Urban (Reference) | |||

Semi-urban | 0.2694 | 0.2109 | 0.2016 |

Semi-urban x time | 0.9145 | 0.2877 | 0.0015 |

Rural | 0.2242 | 0.2228 | 0.3146 |

Rural x Time | 1.1813 | 0.3007 | <.0001 |

Random effects |
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Variance of Random Intercept | 2.9134 | 0.5852 | |

Variance of Random Slope | 13.9245 | 0.7515 | |

Covariance of Random Intercept and Slope | 5.6652 | 0.5789 | |

Variance of measurement errors (residuals) | 12.0751 | 0.4551 |

Restricted maximum likelihood (REML) method was used in estimating the parameters.

SE = Standard error.

Time = follow up rounds.

Belachew * et al.*

Belachew * et al.* *Nutrition Journal* 2013 **12**:55 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-55